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Good Shepherd Academy Media
February Articles

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PK4A students celebrated Leap Year
with some fun activities. They made a frog art project and practiced flipping small plastic frogs and rabbits into a box. This activity helped them to practice their small motor skills, and they discovered that it was harder than it looked! It definitely took some practice!
The children sang “Good Bye”  to February and are looking forward to March!


A fun afternoon in Board Game Club with Mrs. Shandra!

Amazing artwork by Ms. Cooney and her art students!  
“We are each unique and beautiful. Together we are a masterpiece.”

Mrs. Prociak’s PK4 completed a Dental Health Unit. The children made Tooth Fairy Teeth to use when they lose their first teeth.
Using eggs to represent the teeth, they then predicted how liquids(water, soda and juice) affect our teeth. They saw how important it is to brush their teeth twice a day after they eat and drink. Brushing took the sugary substance off the teeth (eggs)and turned the spot which was brushed white again.
Happy National Dental Health Month! Remember to take care of your teeth!

4B enjoying recess outside on this beautiful afternoon in February!

Congrats goes out to:
GSA’s Varsity Girls Basketball Team who defeated All Saints Academy tonight 34-14 in the first round of the Diocesan Playoffs!
6th Grade’s GSA-4 Team who took 2nd place in the division championship game of the blue bracket playoffs last night!
Way to go, Guardians! We are GSA proud!

Congratulations to our 4th grade boys basketball team on their championship win in the 3rd/4th grade league at St. Nicks last night. We are so proud of you! Way to go, GSA!

Mrs. Nicolai’s Pre-KB spent their library class today learning about patterns. They read the book, “Lots and Lots of Zebra Stripes- Patterns in Nature” and they used a variety of manipulatives to create their own patterns.
Great job, Pre-K!!!  


After reading about the United States presidents, Grade 1A made George Washington and Abraham Lincoln puppets and performed presidential puppet shows for their classmates!


Today in Social Studies class, the 7th grade students completed a Byzantine Icon drawing contest. They worked in teams and had to complete their drawings solely based on the descriptions given by their teammates! Awesome work, GSA!


“I scream, you scream, GSA screams for ice cream!” 
After a snow day, and observing Ash Wednesday this week, students got a special Valentine’s treat from the GPTO today!  
It was cold, but our hearts were warmed to see all of their smiling faces!

Each student in 1B brought in a collection of 100 items to celebrate the 100th day of school. They also counted their way to 100 with a special snack.


On this wintry day, Mrs. Wesley’s Pre-K students want to know….. “Do you want to build a snowman?”

Hip, Hip, Horray for the 100th Day of School!
💙⭐️🌈📝🎉 We are 100 days smarter at GSA!


Interview projects completed by the 7th and 8th grade students on the Revolutionary War and Ancient Rome! Wonderful research, GSA!


Second grade concluded their unit on counting money yesterday. Students know how to count coins to $1.00 and dollar bills of various denominations. They will continue to sharpen their skills at the GSA snack bar as often as possible!

1C made predictions before Groundhog Day and then wrote whether or not their predictions were correct. Our current weather makes it look like the Groundhog may be right! Bring on spring!

Mrs. Hampton’s 5th grade reading class did a “cerealously” amazing job on their Cereal Box Book Reports!

6th grades created & presented paper bag book reports complete with 5 items that represents the book they chose 📚🛍️


Mrs. Semaneks kindergarten class working hard at decomposing numbers in Math class! ➕➖📚✏️

Squad Goals! ❤️💛💙🙌🏻 
The Good Shepherd Guardian Cheerleaders were invited to cheer alongside the Holy Redeemer squad this past weekend at the Royals’ basketball matchup. 
Thanks to the Holy Redeemer cheer team for welcoming our girls! ⭐️


The GPTO gifted GSA book lights to students in celebration of Catholic Schools Week. Classroom lights were dimmed and imaginations were soaring as students explored new stories in the ambience of the lights.🌟📚 
Students light up our classrooms each and every day here at GSA with their enthusiasm and God-given talents.  We are grateful for a supportive school community to help make moments like this happen throughout the year. 💙💛


🙏🏻⛪️ What a wonderful way to end a special week at Good Shepherd Academy! Thank you Msgr. Tressler for celebrating Mass with us this morning and for all students, faculty and staff that helped take part in this special day. We are so very grateful for all of you! 
📸 Be sure to send your Catholic Schools
Week photos in at


The predictions are in! Second Grade is anxiously awaiting the forecast of Punxsutawney Phil tomorrow morning. Today was a great day to practice cursive and make some guesses!


What a great day to be apart of Guardian Nation!
Thank you for joining in on the fun Diocese of Scranton


It was a “trick hoops and alley oops” kind of day here at GSA! 
A huge shoutout to Dragon from the Harlem Wizards who wow-ed students with his slick skills and dunks! 
Proving there is more to the game than just skill and fun tricks, students learned about teamwork and how it’s so very important in the game of basketball and life!  
Thank you, Dragon, and we hope you come back and visit GSA again soon! 
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Aloha from Guardian Nation!  
Students were greeted by faculty, staff and members of the GPTO with Hawaiian leis this morning as they arrived!  
Our tropical fun-filled day continued with an ice cream social for students in the afternoon for Student Appreciation Day. 
Mahalo (thank you) to everyone who has made Catholic Schools Week a success so far!    
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The 8th-grade students recently completed a poetry unit in literature class. As part of the unit, they created ten original poems and displayed them in creative slideshows. These slideshows were on display during the CSW open house. Their work was impressive and enjoyed by the visiting families at the open house!

The seventh-grade literature classes read the play “A Christmas Carol” - Scrooge and Marley by Israel Horovitz based on the novella by Charles Dickens. The culminating activity for the reading was a "board game" project based on the plot of the story. As part of the Catholic Schools Week festivities, the students got a chance to enjoy a few class periods playing their uniquely created games. The level of laughter and conversation in the classroom showed the games were a "hit."

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